Local Transport Information


New Saturday 563 Service to start in April!

I am happy to announce the start of the new Saturday 563 bus service from 1 April. The attached A5 flyer is being printed and will be distributed in villages along the route as soon as possible.

Warcop Parish Council is contributing financially to help support this much-needed initiative. The bus will call at Warcop four times on the way out and three times on the way back. Passengers will be able to travel to Kirkby Stephen as well as Appleby or Penrith.

Here is a copy of the flyer and timetable:

Good News! Improvements and Additions to Current Services.

  1. We have been informed that the Western Dales S6 service is to be extended to Thursdays.
  2. In addition, the Friday Community Wheels continues and Cumbria County Council minibus is now located at Warcop Parish Hall. Because of this, the route has been amended to go from Sandford, Warcop to Great Asby and into Warcop. You have to sign up for a prepayment card and details can be found on this poster:

3. A new Stagecoach Saturday 563 is to be trialled from April for 16 weeks initially. This will run from Kirkby Stephen to Brough, Warcop, Appleby to Penrith at least 4 times a day. Warcop Parish Council has agreed to contribute to the costs of this, along with other Parish and Town Councils.

Here is a draft timetable:

All single bus fares are a maximum of £2 on the Western Dales Bus S6 Sedbergh to Penrith (Tuesday) bus service from 3 January to 31 March 2023. This reduction comes from a national funded Government funded initiative and applies to many bus services in Cumbria. For more details about the S6 timetable and other bus timetables, go to www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses

Please find a copy of the latest train and bus services that operate in the Kirkby Stephen, Warcop and Appleby area:

Please go to www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses for details of all bus service routes and timetables


563 Appleby to Penrith (Mon – Fri) service (Stagecoach)

This service is operating to the timetable and improved route, now including  Scattergate in Appleby, and on certain journeys Brampton and Long Marton, introduced on 4 January.

571 Brough to Kirkby Stephen to Kendal (Mon) service (Cumbria Classic Coaches)

572 Ravenstonedale to Kirkby Stephen to Barnard Castle (Wed) service (Cumbria Classic Coaches)

106 Penrith to Tebay to Shap to Kendal 

This service is now operated by Cumbria Classic Coaches (since 5 January), currently on Tuesdays and Fridays, with the Wednesday service suspended until further notice.

Western Dales Bus services 

S4 Brough to Kirkby Stephen (Fri) service restarts on 16 April

S5 Sedbergh to Kirkby Stephen to Kendal (Thurs) service restarts on 15 April

S6 Kirkby Stephen to Brough, Warcop to Penrith (Tues) service 

This service started on 13 April

Fellrunner services

All Fellrunner services restart during the week starting 12 April except for services 130 and 131.

The services include the 562 (Tues) service between Penrith and Crosby Ravensworth and the 132 (Fri) service between Penrith and Bolton.

Community Transport ie Community Wheels, Rural Wheels, Voluntary Social Car Schemes

The Community Wheels service to/from Appleby on Fridays is operating including connecting with the 563 bus to Penrith as normal, although capacity on the Community Wheels minibus is limited due to social distancing requirements. (To join the Community Wheels scheme or book a journey, contact Cumbria County Council on 01228 226428). The Voluntary Social Car Scheme covering Appleby, Bolton, Temple Sowerby and Milburn is operating; contact Valerie Kendall Scheme Coordinator on 017683 53159. For information about other Voluntary Social Car Schemes, Rural Wheels and Community Wheels, contact Cumbria CC on 01228 226428 or go to www.cumbria.gov.uk/communitytransport


The temporary timetable introduced due to the lockdown on 18 January on the Leeds to Carlisle line remains unchanged. It is due to be updated on 16 May 2021 as part of the national rail timetable updates. For more details, go to northernrailway.co.uk